Today’s Headlines for Monday, July 30

  • The Tribune Looks at the Trend of Protesters Blocking Highways
  • Sun-Times: Let’s Have Real “Zero Tolerance” for CTA Drivers Who Crash While Distracted
  • Waguespack (Unrealistically) Worries About a Car2go-Created Parking Crunch (Block Club)
  • Speeding Driver Killed Former CFD Ambulance Commander & His Wife in South Deering (ABC)
  • Van Driver Critically Injured Pedestrian in Garfield Park (CBS)
  • Bystander Assists Police Officer After He Crashed Into a Tree in South Chicago (CBS)
  • Pilot Makes an Emergency Landing on Lake Shore Drive During Rush Hour (CBS)
  • 100 Block of W. 87th in Chatham Is the Worst Location for Crashes in the City (Sun-Times)
  • Here’s How Converting Transit Fleets to Alternative Fuels Saves Money (Tribune)
  • CDOT Plans to Add More Protection to Middle Randolph Bike Lanes (CBS)
  • Cook County Forest Preserves Expanding DoBi Program to 500 Cycles (ABC)
  • Meetings to Help Determine Active Trans Transportation Platform on 8/8 & 8/21

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